Outreach Coordinator, Community Outreach

Posted by
South Bronx Unite
New York, NY
Published 12 days ago

Position Overview

The Community Outreach Coordinator will increase our capacity to reach, engage, and mobilize residents of Mott Haven and Port Morris with the purpose of advancing equity and justice for our community. The Coordinator will approach the work with humility, thoughtfulness, a willingness to learn, a commitment to social, environmental, and racial justice, and a strong belief in the power of frontline communities to determine our own future. The Coordinator will need to be available on some weeknights and weekends on a regular basis. 

Please read both the responsibilities and qualifications sections carefully to make sure we are a good fit for each other. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct community outreach, including canvassing, tabling at community events, making announcements at community board meetings, and digital outreach through email campaigns and newsletters
  • Organize community events and other activities to increase awareness of our work and engage community members in collaborative strategizing on issues important to them
  • Recruit community members to participate in our campaigns and coordinate their involvement, ranging from participating in legislative meetings to taking leadership in our advocacy efforts
  • Coordinate existing partnerships, and build and maintain new partnerships with community groups, neighborhood associations, and academic institutions
  • Co-design, organize, and facilitate community organizing workshops
  • Design flyers, brochures, info sheets, and other community outreach materials to build participation in our advocacy work
  • Manage social media channels, including regular posts about our work, community events, and relevant news and information
  • Represent the organization at meetings and deliver presentations as needed
  • Help maintain database, coordinate/organize meetings, and perform other administrative tasks as needed

Experience & Qualifications

  • At least one year of community organizing and/or community outreach experience, preferably in The Bronx and with communities of color
  • Experience with facilitating workshops and a love of facilitation
  • Experienced and comfortable with preparing and making presentations
  • Excellent written skills, including experience with writing reports, effective outreach emails, and succinct copy for social media posts
  • Experienced and comfortable with coordinating partnerships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Outgoing, curious, friendly, and an excellent listener with the ability to inspire people into action
  • Organized: you have systems that help you manage your time effectively, stay on top of your projects, and adhere to timelines and deadlines
  • Communicative: you acknowledge messages and requests that are sent to you, and you respond in a timely manner; you ask clarifying questions; and you share your ideas, thoughts, and feedback
  • Proactive: you do not wait to be asked to do something - if you see a task that needs to be completed, you communicate that to your colleagues and you do it; you initiate projects; and you brainstorm and implement ways to strengthen the organization’s work
  • Team player: you understand that you are accountable to your colleagues, community members, partners, and allies
  • Focused and engaged: you are fully present in meetings and discussions and you are always prepared to contribute feedback and ideas
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

We will consider a candidate’s full range of educational, professional, and life experience. We do not require any specific level of formal educational attainment.

About Us 

South Bronx Unite brings together neighborhood residents, community organizations, academic institutions, and allies to improve and protect the social, environmental, and economic future of Mott Haven and Port Morris. We envision a South Bronx where everyone is thriving because we have equitable access to clean air, nutritious food, truly affordable and quality housing, good health care, resources to advance our contributions to arts and culture, community centers, open green spaces, good schools with adequate resources, jobs with livable wages, a transformative justice approach to public safety, and participatory decision-making for public policies and community development.

South Bronx Unite is an equal opportunity community based organization which actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities in which we live and work. 

Position Overview

The Community Outreach Coordinator will increase our capacity to reach, engage, and mobilize residents of Mott Haven and Port Morris with the purpose of advancing equity and justice for our community. The Coordinator…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
USD $42,000 - USD $50,000
/ year


Medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus three weeks of vacation

Medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus three weeks of vacation

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Fluency in Spanish is a plus


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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